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Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way


FL_082515_15_LW About FERRIN CONTEMPORARY at 1315 MASS MoCA Way 

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY presents contemporary ceramic art by mid-career and established artists in this 1000 square-foot venue. exhibition space located on the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.  The space serves as both a project incubator and public space to exhibit selected works related to international projects, art fairs and curatorial programming.

INDEPENDENT ART PROJECTS – Ferrin Contemporary makes the space available for funded, curated exhibitions through Independent Art Projects.  This program draws from a broad range of international artists, government supported agencies, private foundations and commercial galleries.

BUILDING 13 – Also located in Building 13 is Cynthia Reeves Gallery, The Artist Book Foundation, Assets for Artists and The Studios at MASS MoCA.

1315 MASS MoCA Way is located in North Adams, Massachusetts.

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PAST EXHIBITS & PROJECTS 

PETER CHRISTIAN JOHNSON

POISE solo exhibition
November 18–December 31, 2016
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

Click here to view work by Peter Christian Johnson.
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Brooke Rothshank: miniature watercolor paintings Justin Rothshank: decal-printed tableware

KNOW JUSTICE

September 10–November 13
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
PREVIEW August 13 Presenting a table of ceramic pieces representing the 44 presidents
MEET THE ARTIST October 15 with Justin Rothshank
Justin and Brooke Rothshank, in a two-person show of portraiture, focusing on American politics, the Supreme Court, and presidential history with decal-printed tableware (Justin) and miniature watercolor paintings (Brooke).

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EXPOSED: HEADS, BUSTS, AND NUDES
a group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1965–present

SHOW EXTENDED through September 5, 2016
June 18–September 5, 2016
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
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CLAY IS HOT!
CONNOISSEURSHIP: BUY, SELL, GIVE
panel discussion July 17, 3–5
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Robert Arneson, Rudy Autio, Christie Brown, Beth Cavener, Cristina Córdova, Claire Curneen, Stephen De Staelbler, Stephen Dixon, Jack Earl, Edward Eberle, Viola Frey, Alessandro Gallo, Gerit Grimm, Coille Hooven, Sergei Isupov, Georges Jeanclos, Doug Jeck, Takahiro Kondo, Michael Lucero, Kadri Pärnamets, Esther Shimazu, Akio Takamori, Tip Toland, Patti Warashina, Kurt Weiser, Beatrice Wood

SELECTED WORKS FROM CURRENT PROJECTS

Featuring recent works by leading Ferrin Contemporary artists:
Bouke de Vries, Steven Young Lee, Peter Pincus, and Paul Scott’s American Scenery

works on view
April 23–June 5

RE—Reanimate, Repair, Mend and Meld

Bouke de Vries, "The Repair II" 2014, 18th centure Chinese porcelian tureen stand, tureen cover, and mixed media, 14 x 10.5 x 10".

co-curated by Paul Scott and Andrew Baseman

February 13–April 17, 2016

a group show of work by contemporary ceramic artists explores the issues of conservation, restoration, over-consumption, reuse, and recycling

Includes work by Stephen Bowers, Bouke de Vries, Noelle Horsfield, Ruan Hoffman, Sergei Isupov, Garth Johnson, Adam Lefebvre, Frances Palmer, Paul Scott, Caroline SlotteMara Superior, Ai Weiwei

SELECTED WORK FROM CURRENT PROJECTS

at Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, MA

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GLAZED & DIFFUSED

June 20–August 16, 2015
opening reception: Sat, June 20, 4–6pm
at Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, MA

Glazed & Diffused is a survey exhibition focused on a select group of international artists chosen for their use of fired clay and glaze pigment to convey abstract content. Their sculpture, objects, vessels, tile, and site-specific installations reveal intended, abstract results using fluidity, abstraction, and color theory.

Raymon Elozua, Peter Christian Johnson, Jun Kaneko, Jae Yong Kim, Steven Young Lee, Lauren Mabry, Sara Moorhouse, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Peter Pincus, Robert Silverman, Linda Sormin, Toshiko Takaezu, Beatrice Wood, and Betty Woodman

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FAMILY AFFAIR: SERGEI ISUPOV, KADRI PARNAMETS, & ROOSI ISUPOV

April 25 – June 7, 2015
opening reception: Sat, April 25, 4–6pm
at Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, MA

Sergei Isupov and Kadri Parnamets and their five-year-old daughter, Roosi Isupov, divide their year between Estonia and the United States. They speak Russian, Estonian, English, and a visual language rich with complex imagery. Their artwork speaks in a universal language of art and reveals courageous inquiries into what it is to be human—intense explorations of self, relationship, and family. This show presents the art produced in their shared studio during the last seven months in Cummington, where they live and work at Project Art.
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SERGEI ISUPOV

Sergei isupov, "Busker" 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 28 x 22.5 x 12".

 

Sergei Isupov takes challenging narrative subject matter and merges it seamlessly with ceramic sculptural form. These exquisitely detailed sculptures capture a composite of fleeting moments, movements, sentiments, and emotion in a forceful questioning of deeply human relationships. Sergei Isupov is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

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Ferrin Contemporary presents SELECTED WORKS from 2014–2015 projects

January–April, 2015

Artists included participated in Ceramic Top 40, MADE IN CHINA: The New Export Ware, and artKamp: indigo mass exhibitions.

 


MADE IN CHINA

MADE IN CHINA, a curated series of exhibitions and talks, examines the contemporary, ceramic-centric exchange between eastern and western artists and markets.

JULIE BARTHOLOMEW

ROBIN BEST

CAROLINE CHENG

SIN-YING HO

GARTH JOHNSON

PAUL MATHIEU

PAUL SCOTT

ROBERT SILVERMAN

VIPOO SRIVILASA

MADE IN CHINA reveals a dynamic relationship —

with appropriation and collaboration occurring in both directions.

Marked by ever-increasing cross-cultural collaboration, this contemporary ceramics movement emerging from China is urging a re-definition of today’s export ware. With increasing frequency, western artists are traveling to China to produce ceramic work using traditional Chinese methods. Exhibitions in the United States, Australia, and Europe are bringing forward a new generation of export ware. In the summer of 2014, Leslie Ferrin travelled to Hong Kong, Chongqing, Jindezhen, and Shanghai to explore this growing cultural exchange. She participated in and lectured at workshops, visited galleries and museums, and toured studios where western artists work in collaboration with skilled Chinese artisans.

In this exhibition, Ferrin brings together work that reveals the essential aspects of contemporary ceramics currently coming out of China.

“After my visit to China, it was clear that this growing movement of western artists engaging with Chinese artisans to provide works for international markets was urging a contemporary re-definition of export ware. It is a dynamic relationship with appropriation and collaboration occurring in both directions, and we are fortunate that we will be able to truly explore the relationship, multiple exhibitions over the coming year.”– Leslie Ferrin